John Bailey

Male7 January 1840–6 July 1902

Brief Life History of John

When John Bailey was born on 7 January 1840, in Chell, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bailey, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Porter, was 27. He married Sarah Smith on 10 March 1873, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 6 July 1902, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Friedens Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bailey
Sarah Smith
Marriage: 10 March 1873
Joseph Bailey
Elizabeth Bailey
John Bailey
Thomas Charles Bailey
Martha Ann Bailey
James Edward Bailey
Edith Beatrice Bailey
Florence Mathilda Bailey
Frank Samuel Bailey
Charlotte Gertrude Bailey
Alice Marie Bailey

Sources (30)

  • John Bailey in household of John Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Bailey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Bailey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1873Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 14

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).

    English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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